NFL notebook: Browns' RB Richardson to sit out preseason game
The Browns are playing it safe with Trent Richardson.
Cleveland's star running back will not play in the team's exhibition opener Thursday night against the Rams as he continues to recover from an injured right shin. Richardson was kicked accidentally in the shin — the same one he hurt during spring practice — last week, and the Browns won't risk him hurting it further.
“We're going to be smart,” coach Rob Chudzinski said following Wednesday's practice, which was moved indoors because of heavy rain.
Chudzinski said Richardson could have played if it was a regular-season game, but the Browns are being careful with the former first-round pick, who has had a history with injuries and played most of last season with two broken ribs.
Saints lose 2 for year
The Saints lost receiver Joseph Morgan and defensive end Kenyon Coleman for the season because of injuries, depriving New Orleans of one of its top deep threats and a reliable veteran run-stopping lineman.
Morgan hurt his left knee in Saturday's scrimmage, and coach Sean Payton said his diagnosis came back as a torn meniscus and partial tear of his ACL.
Coleman tore a pectoral muscle, which requires season-ending surgery.
Vikings: Lawsuit won't affect stadium
The Vikings say a civil lawsuit against some members of their ownership group will not affect the team's finances or plans for a new stadium.
Brothers Zygi and Mark Wilf and their cousin, Leonard, committed fraud, breach of contract and fiduciary duty and had violated New Jersey's civil racketeering law, a judge ruled Monday in a 21-year legal battle.
The Wilfs were sued by partners in a 764-unit apartment complex in Montville. Ada Reichmann of Toronto and her brother Josef Halpern of Brooklyn said they were cheated out of their fair share of revenue from the project. They are seeking more than $50 million in damages.
Vikings vice president of public affairs Lester Bagley said any judgment will not influence the team's payroll or the development of a new billion-dollar stadium in downtown Minneapolis that is scheduled to begin this fall.
Darrelle Revis isn't predicting if he'll be ready to play in Tampa Bay's season opener. However, the Buccaneers remain optimistic he will.
The Aliquippa graduate has been limited in practice leading up to Thursday night's preseason opener against the Ravens, but he has begun covering receivers and expects to get involved in more team drills as camp progresses.
The Bucs, who signed Revis to a six-year, $96 million contract in April, have stressed from the day they made the deal that the team would not rush his recovery. The goal is have him in the lineup for the Sept. 8 regular-season opener against the Jets, Revis' former team.
Around the league
Chicago cornerback Kelvin Hayden will miss the season after tearing his left hamstring. ... Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace returned to practice after being sidelined more than a week by a groin injury. ... The Seahawks released receiver Early Doucet after just practice. ... Former Jets offensive lineman Brandon Moore has backed out of a deal with the Cowboys and told the team he plans to retire.
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